In today’s front-pager on Greenway at Fisher Park apartments, the N&R reports “work will begin in early July on the new home for Deep Roots Market, which will go up across North Eugene from the apartments.”
Inside Scoop reports the Greensboro City Council will “Consider changing the terms of a $100,000 loan with North Eugene Partners to build a new downtown location for Deep Roots Market,” with the city “being asked to extend the project’s deadline to February 2013.”Read full article » No Comments »
High Point wants to clean up its Southwest corridor and is getting grant money from private foundations to help accomplish that goal. Good — it ain’t pretty down there.
Note the methodology:
The foundation also received a $5,000 grant from the Cemela Foundation to begin cleaning up the district. The Southwest Renewal Foundation plans to engage the community in trash pick up and also to hire a herd of goats to eat invasive kudzu growing in the area.
“Hiring goats to eat the leaves and stems of kudzu to expose the roots will reduce the amount of herbicides needed to eradicate the plant, and thus protect the waters of the creek that feed the Randleman Reservoir downstream,” Darr said.
Last I heard goats work by the hour, so I wonder how long $5k will last?Read full article » 2 Comments »
Montgomery officials want $56,000 in state funding paid directly to them instead of being laundered through PTP, especially since the county “hasn’t seen a single job or business come to the county as a result of the partnerships regional efforts, according to Jackie Morris, chairman of the Montgomery County Commission.”
Other local governments are having trouble seeing the benefits of membership in regional organizations. Remember last year Guilford County questioned the value of membership in the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments before eventually deciding not to join a revised version of PTCOG.Read full article » No Comments »
Fifty-five percent of voters want a do-over on the $9 billion bond that helped finance the proposed $68 billion bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Here’s the real irony —Central Valley farm groups filed an environmental lawsuit in Sacramento to block construction, apparently unaware that high-speed rail is supposed to help the environment.Read full article » No Comments »